Minecraft Server on a 2011 13" MBP

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  1. alexpotter macrumors newbie

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    Hey,

    I was thinking of running a Minecraft Server on a 2011 13 inch MacBook Pro with 8GB of RAM (4GB allocated to Java). This model has the 2.3GHz i5 Sandy Bridge processor with the Intel HD 3000 GPU. What are your thoughts? With about ~20 players online, do you think it would be ok?

    Sorry if I posted this in the wrong part.

    Thanks,
    Alex

    :)
     
  2. Detrius macrumors 68000

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  3. Inopia-Vi macrumors regular

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    Because they have to be on always = overheat and internet hassle on wifi :rolleyes:
     
  4. lozzy1234567890 macrumors member

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    I host a server on my macbook, the last original plastics ones, and it works fine, just that my graphics lacks enough "oomph" to play it perfectly lag free. It depends more on the speed of your internet, rather than the computer itself.
     
  5. nateo200 macrumors 68030

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    Get Verizon FiOS. You can have awesome downlink but you need good uplink and most importantly low latency. Even the cheap verizon FiOS is very fast.
     
  6. akhbhaat macrumors regular

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    Server + laptop = bad idea.

    Unless you're trying to kill it.

    Sorry.
     
  7. lozzy1234567890 macrumors member

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    Just so people will stop saying that laptops should not be servers, hosting a minecraft server is not that demanding on the MacBook, its more demanding on the internet connection.
    Its like hosting a server for playing Call of duty on the PC, its not going to be running 24/7, only when the host is playing. The game will tax the system more than hosting the server.
     
  8. JacaByte macrumors 6502

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    Hosting a server on a laptop is not a bad idea, its just not as good an idea as using, say, a Mac Mini.

    Reasons: the Mac Mini starts off with a desktop processor, which can better handle heat when it comes to stress, and can easily be turned into a headless server that runs 24/7.
     
  9. Prodo123 macrumors 68020

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    Server + laptop + Ubuntu = good idea
    Lightweight enough to keep the computer cool, but powerful enough to keep it going
     
  10. basher macrumors 6502

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    I think short term it might should work for you. Like other posters mentioned, network uplink speed might be a killer.

    Give it a try and have fun!
     
  11. mdnz macrumors regular

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    No, laptops should not be servers no matter which OS or applications are running on it.

    Even though it'll work fine for OP's uses, you should try to use a non-portable computer for server tasks.
     

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